The Sexual Motivation for the European -> Muslim Slave Trade

A few days ago I wrote about how Pope Zachary banned the selling of slaves in Rome. The slave trade in Italy was focused on the selling of Europeans to Muslims.

People often neglect the fact that this slave trade was sexually and racially motivated. What I am about to write is politically incorrect, but the historical facts bear witness to it:

Muslim men wanted to purchase fair skinned, blonde or redheaded European girls as sex slaves. It didn’t start with the film Taken. Giulio Rosati’s painting pretty much says it all about this sick arrangement:

Giulio Rosati’s “Inspection of New Arrivals” (Edited with black bars)

Muhammad repeatedly taught that Muslim men may copulate with slave girls without sin or fault. Even Muslim wives recognized this right of Muslim men. So Muslim men wanted to buy what they believed was “the best.”

[In Islamic texts, we see the “divine and celestial sexual preference” for female “whiteness” in the promised 72 Virgins (Houri) who are described as very white or almost translucent. In fact, the word “houri” may be etymologically related to the word for “white grapes.” The 72 Houri waiting in Heaven for Muslim men are “white, wide-eyed, large breasted, never menstruate or urinate.”]

Males were also kidnapped for labor, eg as chained rowers in ships. At the battle of Lepanto, almost all of the rowers for the Turks were enslaved Christian men. I give all the numbers in the New Saint Thomas Institute video lesson on the Battle of Lepanto.

The Muslim slave trade of Europeans did not cease in the 1500s. According to Robert Davis, between 1 million and 1.25 million Europeans were captured between the 16th and 19th centuries by Muslim pirates, who were vassals of the Ottoman Empire, and sold as slaves.

The Price of European Males Slaves vs Female Slaves

The sexual motivation for selling European women to Muslims can be seen in the price being paid:

  • female slaves sold at a tremissa ($75 USD in 2018 USD weight in gold)
  • male slaves sold at a obolos ($17 in 2018 USD weight in silver).
  • So a European female was worth to the Muslim slave buyer 4.4x that of a European male.

“The Merchant’s Pearl” by Alfredo Valenzuela Puelma
depicted a northern European woman being sold in Muslim lands.

From these prices we see that Muslim men were chiefly interested in buying European women, not men. Clearly, European women were not being bought for their strength or endurance in manual labor.

Yes, yes. Islam is a religion of peace and the tremendously respects women. Yawn. Here is the authentic Islamic tradition on how men may copulate (rape) their slave girls:

The Quran (23:6 and 70:30) draw a distinction between spouses and “those whom one’s right hands possess” (ie “slavegirls”) while clarifying that sexual intercourse with either is permissible.

“And successful are the believers who guard their chastity…except from their wives or those that their right hands possess.” (Quran 23:6)

“And those who guard their private parts: except from their wives or those their right hands possess, for indeed, they are not to be blamed.” (Quran 70:29-30)

Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi explains that “two categories of women have been excluded from the general command of guarding the private parts: (a) wives, (b) women who are legally in one’s possession.” So if you buy the girl, she is yours.

Islam is not good for the world. It is violent. It is intolerant. It is sexually corrupt. Christians need to wake up. Please Share this post via Facebook to get the word out by clicking here!

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